Loading

Airmail being unloaded in Omaha, Nebraska

1924-07-02

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Postal employees unloading mail from the first regularly scheduled transcontinental airmail service. This airplane was the first to arrive flying from west to east. It reached Omaha, Nebraska at 1:50 am on July 2, 1924. Pilots flew day and night, using beacons and field flood lights for navigation in the dark.

Photographer: Unknown

National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

Museum ID: A.2006-8

Show lessRead more
  • Title: Airmail being unloaded in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Date Created: 1924-07-02
  • Medium: paper; photo-emulsion

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile